June 2011 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 12 65th Tony Awards: "The Book of Mormon" (musical) & "War Horse" (play) win

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan

Weddings in Music

Noel Gallagher

Jun 18 British "Oasis" guitarist Noel Gallagher weds Scottish publicist Sara MacDonald at the Lime Wood Hotel, New Forest National Park, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jun 2 Erapheael “Ray” Bryant, American jazz pianist, composer and arranger ("Madison Time"), dies at 79
  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American rocker ("Lonely Boy"), and songwriter (Thank You For Being A Friend; The Final Frontier), dies in his sleep of heart failure at 59
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer, dies at 58
  • Jun 4 David “Frankie” Toler, American drummer and percussionist (Allman Brothers), dies at 59 [1]
  • Jun 4 Kevin Kavanaugh, American rock keyboard player (Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, 1975-90), dies at 59
  • Jun 4 Martin Rushent, British sound engineer (Gentle Giant; Shirley Bassey), and record producer (Buzzcocks; The Human League), dies at 62
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer, choreographer, and musicologist, dies at 88
  • Jun 8 Alan Rubin, American jazz and session trumpeter and flugelhorn player (SNL; Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American extreme heavy metal guitarist and vocalist, dies of a heart attack at 43
  • Jun 12 Carl Gardner, American pop-rock vocalist (The Coasters - "Yakety Yak"), dies at 83
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist, known as "The Big Man" (The E-Street Band), dies of complications from a stroke (b. 1942); flags in New Jersey are lowered to half-mast
  • Jun 20 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 [Anna] Ottilie Patterson, Irish blues and jazz singer (Chris Barber Jazz Band), dies at 79
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer and arranger